My former student, Mitchell S. Jackson, was just announced as the winner of a 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his incredible piece on Ahmaud Arbery for Runner’s World.
And last night he received a National Magazine Award in Feature Writing for the same piece!
I gotta brag here: Mitchell’s first published piece of journalism was written in one of my classes back in the early 2000’s. I’m so very proud of all he has done since then.
You can read the Pulitzer citation here.
And you can read the incredible article Mitchell won the awards for here.